May-Thurner Syndrome management

May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS) is also known as Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome. MTS is caused when the left iliac vein (main vein in the leg) is compressed by the right iliac artery. This can increase the risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the leg, or blockage of blood flow within the vein. Interventional radiologists perform several procedures to prevent DVT while managing MTS, such as thrombolysis, angioplasty and stenting, and IVC filter placement.